Sunday, February 1, 2015
The Food of the Marvel Experience
You heard that disembodied voice! We have to go to the Cotton Bowl! So that's where I went to check out the latest stop of The Marvel Experience Tour in Dallas. Now I'm sure there is tons of info all over the web about the tour with its cool games, ride, props and all around awesomeness. It's definitely worth a visit. However...
With all the good word of mouth about the tour, I was looking forward to some next-level snack treat branding. Hulkburgers, Iron Manwhiches, Rocket Ragu, Agents of V.E.A.L., the possibilities were limitless. But my hopes were dashed when I approached the tour's "Power Cafe" (the what?) and saw the menu:
Was "Loaded Mac Daddy Dog" in the West Coast Avengers at some point? No? Thunderbolts, maybe? While I definitely appreciate and respect the courageousness of putting macaroni and cheese on a hot dog, I just wish it could have somehow be named after Thor or Agent Carter or somebody cool like that. I mean there could have been an entire appetizer menu based on Pepper Potts alone!
In another part of the Experience, the "Bio Mix Station" offered hope:
Looks like a multitude of characters, colors and logos. Surely there are some clever, one of a kind items that we can score here in this clever, one of a kind environment. Sadly, upon closer inspection, this proved to not be true:
I like cherry sours and smoked almonds as much as the next guy, but I usually don't have to go through a S.H.I.E.L.D. orientation in order to get them.
A quick perusal through the gift shop (located conveniently between the Experience and the Exit) left me equally nonplussed but I didn't let it get me down. Overall, the Marvel Experience was great and deep down I know that someday my Sub-Marinated Invisible Grilled Peter Pork Chops will be a reality!